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A Multi-Media Approach to Partner Support in Smokeless Tobacco Cessation (UCare-ChewFree)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2016 by Oregon Research Institute
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First received: June 20, 2013
Last updated: September 29, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
In an earlier study, the investigators developed a guidebook that taught women supportive behaviors to help their husbands/partners quit smokeless tobacco. This study will create a website using the information in the guidebook, along with interactive features, videos, and forums. The investigators will then conduct a randomized trial comparing an intervention group (receiving website access and the printed guidebook) with a delayed treatment control condition, to learn if the support intervention can effectively teach women supportive behaviors and thereby increase their partners' smokeless tobacco cessation rates.

Condition Intervention
Tobacco Use Cessation
Behavioral: Multimedia Support Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Media Approach to Partner Support in Smokeless Tobacco Cessation

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Oregon Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • smokeless tobacco cessation [ Time Frame: 7.5-month follow-up ]
    the male ST user's 6-month cessation as reported by the female partner

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • tobacco quit attempts [ Time Frame: 7.5 month follow-up ]
    the male smokeless tobacco user's quit attempts, as reported by the female partner

  • supportive behaviors [ Time Frame: 7.5 month follow-up ]
    change in the female partner's supportive behaviors

Estimated Enrollment: 1100
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Primary Completion Date: June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Multimedia Support Intervention
(a) access to a website providing the content of our supporter guidebook, supplemented with interactive components, video elements, and a supporters' forum, and (b) a mailed copy of our supporter guidebook
Behavioral: Multimedia Support Intervention
No Intervention: Delayed Treatment Control
Access to the Multimedia Intervention after participant completes the final follow-up assessment


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • being the wife or female domestic partner (living together) of a male who is a current user of ST products (snuff or chewing tobacco)
  • interested in having him quit ST use
  • willing to provide a phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address
  • provides informed consent
  • the woman and the chewer are both U.S. or Canadian residents age 18 or older
  • the woman and the chewer are both able to read English
  • the woman and the chewer are both able to access a computer

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01885221

Contact: Laura E. Akers, Ph.D. 541-484-2123

United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute Recruiting
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97403
Principal Investigator: Laura E Akers, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Laura E Akers, Ph.D. Oregon Research Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute Identifier: NCT01885221     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DA033422
Study First Received: June 20, 2013
Last Updated: September 29, 2016

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
smokeless tobacco cessation
social support
partner support

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ganglionic Stimulants
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Nicotinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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